Dec 9, 2012 5:00am EST
of the week. >> two area families joined forces to help victims of superstorm sandy celebrate the holidays. they collected donations and stuffed a truck full of toys. we first introduced you to 5-year-old sadey and 6-year-old tyler on 11 news earlier this week. when they learned each family was gathering toys to give to children who lost everything in the storm, they teamed up with the goal to fill this truck outside of target in white matt schaub. >> schaub -- marsh. >> we never thought we'd be able to fill a trailer so we are stuffing this truck today and taking it out next weekend to the kids who lost everything. >> sadey's mom says they're grateful for all of the and the families plan to drive the truck next weekend to point pleasant, new jersey. >> and hundreds of families with loved ones deployed overseas by the military have christmas trees in their homes this morning thanks to local business. the staff of the hubbard funeral home worked with the national guard to identify families that might need extra help in the holiday season. yesterday, they gave away close to 300 trees. >> it'
Dec 8, 2012 6:30am PST
today. >>> hiring picked up last month despite the wrath of superstorm sandy. let's dig inside these numbers. can you see that 40% of the unploimd employed have within out of work for six months or longer, something we need to fix and something else we need to fix, the underemployment rate, 14.4%. those are people who are out of work or working part time and would like to be working full time. again, another number we have to fix. i want to show you where the jobs, are pretty important to look at. 53 retail jobs added, likely holiday hiring, no question, but some of these will be temporary jobs and not all of them are paying benefits or full-time. looking further, can you see professional and business services, 43,000 jobs created there. the government pointing out computer system analyst and related industries very, very strong job growth there. another reason why stem pays. this is the trend because we always look at these numbers in, you know, context for where we've been. the recession, millions of jobs lost and here is what we've been doing month after month, putting toget
Dec 6, 2012 8:00am PST
: well, it was a storm for the record books. superstorm sandy devastating parts of the east coast. it may have been just a category 1 hurricane, just a category 1 but remember, remember this warning from our very own janice dean? >> a million people could be affected by this storm. so people like, oh, it is a northeast storm. only a category 1. what is the big deal? no, this is an impressive storm. this is not just a tropical system as jenna mentioned. we have basically a hurricane inside a giant nor'easter for the record books. the lowest pressure on record at this latitude. so that is impressive. what pressure means, the lower it goes, the stronger the storm that we are dealing with. jenna: if you remember this but at that time when janice was giving us that forecast it was going back and forth. is it a hurricane, is it not a hurricane, is it a hurricane? now the national hurricane center is taking a lot of heat because it didn't issue hurricane watches and warnings. the center proposed changes to criteria for storm warnings for everybody because of this one storm on the east coast. wha